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02-10-2005, 03:58 AM
Hey everyone. I was just wondering if any members here go to or have gone to NMU? My department at my university have strong links with the equivalent dept. at NMU and I'm considering applying for trip over there to do some research.
So i was just wondering if anyone could provide me with personal experiences of the school, the area etc?
If no one has been a student in NMU does anyone know much about the area or that part of the country?
02-10-2005, 05:41 AM
i didn't go there, but i will tell you the Upper Peninsula of Michigan gets a lot of snow.
my cousin went there for a year and partied WAY too much.
that's all i got.
02-10-2005, 06:17 AM
thanks chick, i had already checked out the website but was looking for personal testimonies. You know how long the serious snow lasts?
I may be going there in feb or march of next year.
02-10-2005, 04:04 PM
I was at Michigan Tech (2 hours away from NMU, slightly north and a good bit west, same weather) for a year.
Snow starts anywhere from October to late November. It gets serious (as in a couple inches per day on average) between mid December and early January. It'll stay serious until March or April. If you like snow, it's awesome. There's always fresh powder everywhere. I think we had over 200 inches of snow last winter.
It is very, very cold there during the winter. I can remember month-long stretches where it never got above 0 degrees F. I was still wearing my winter coat + hat + gloves during the first week of May. You have a good chance of freezing your balls off if you go there in February or March.
As far as the area... 99% of the UP (upper peninsula) could be considered the middle of nowhere. Aside from some "big" towns you aren't going to find a whole lot. Marquette - where the NMU campus is - is two hours from any other substantial piece of civilization; the closest being Houghton where the MTU campus is located.
If you're into outdoor activities you should be set for fun. There's tons of ski hills, cross country trails, snowmobile paths, etc. Marquette itself is also pretty big so you should be able to find some entertainment in town.
The UP is gorgeous in the summer. The weather is great. There's lakes for swimming and boating (Marquette is on Lake Superior itself). The mountain biking is outstanding.
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